A hosted slide show about a Traditional Folk Play which enacts the convergence of Spanish and Native cultures. The Matachines Dance is celebrated from South and Central America up through Northern New Mexico and Colorado. Each region has its own way of presenting this important historical story of the blending of cultural elements. This presentation will cover the history and regional variance of the Matachines dances in New Mexico.
Program Targeted to: 4th – 12th Grade
Program Duration: 20 minutes